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Upfront Summit is an invite only conference attended by limited partners, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from across the country



Panels and Presentations


Crazy Valuations, Mega Deals & China Emerges: VC Trends 2015 

A group of esteemed venture capitalists discuss the current state of VC and what they predict in 2015. The panelists include Byron Deeter (Bessemer Venture Partners), Rory O'Driscoll (Scale Venture Partners), Hans Tung (GGV Capital), moderated by Sam Angus (Fenwick & West).


thredUP is the leading online shop to buy and sell like-new women’s and kids’ clothing. CEO James Reinhart discusses their progress, mission, and plans for the future.

Disney & Maker Studios: How Short Form is Changing the Industry

Jay Rasulo (CFO, The Walt Disney Company) and Ynon Kreiz (CEO, Maker Studios) sit down with Mark Suster (Upfront Ventures).


Led by award-winning media executives with a deep understanding of both the U.S. Hispanic experience and today’s media reality, MiTú is shaping the next-generation Latino media landscape, how Latino consumers are reached, and how brands connect with engaged audiences. A global launch pad and home to the largest Latino content creators, MiTú discovers and empowers creators to grow and monetize their audiences via video, social media, and other emerging platforms.

The Other Other Side of the Table - VCs Turned Operators

Marc Bodnick (Quora), Amy Errett (Madison Reed), Raj Kapoor (fitmob) and Richard Wolpert (HelloTech) were partners at venture capital firms before they made the switch to operating. In this discussion, they discuss their impetus for making the switch and the differences between each. Moderated by Greg Bettinelli, Partner at Upfront Ventures.

Tim Ferriss - Author, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know.”  He is an angel investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and 20+ more) and author of three #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. In this interview, Tim and Jason Nazar discuss how he experiments with maximizing human potential - specifically the body and mind.

VR and the Future of Interactive Entertainment

A discussion on the current state and future of VR and its impact on the entertainment industry featuring Ted Gagliano (20th Century Fox), David Greenbaum (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Brad Herman (DreamWorks Animation), Jason Holtman (Oculus), Ted Schilowitz (20th Century Fox), moderated by Jason Hirschhorn (The ReDEF Group).


Seriously is combining a world class creative team with a mobile first experience to develop brands that make a difference. Andrew Stalbow discusses their first game title - Best Fiends and what's next for Seriously.

Public in LA

Michael Carney (PandoDaily) sits down with 3 CEOs of public companies in LA - Scott Painter (TrueCar), Adam Miller (Cornerstone OnDemand), and Hemi Zucker (j2 Global, Inc.).

Music, Digital Life & Online Brands

Chamillionaire, DJ SKEE, D.A. Wallach and Nick Adler discuss the intersection of technology, music and entertainment - moderated by Bob Moczydlowsky, Head of Music at Twitter.

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